gluten-free (and dairy free)

Simple Healthy Side for Thanksgiving turkey dinner: wild rice with cranberries, pecans and walnuts

This simple healthy side recipe can be multiplied for a bigger dinner.


To make approx 3 cups of rice use 1 cup of rice.

1 cup wild rice, sorted and rinsed

1 cup dried or cooked ( sweetened) cranberries

1 cup pecans and walnuts

Nutiva’s butter flavor coconut oil

Tbsp Zest of lemon or orange.

Put the rice into a pot with 2 1/3 cups/590 mL of water.Bring to a boil then reduce the heat. Add a tablespoon of of Nutiva’s naturally butter flavoured coconut oil or ghee. Stir in generous sea salt (the coconut oil is not salty like ghee). Cover and simmer for 47-50 min.Remove from heat but keep the lid on for 10 minutes until the water is absorbed. fluff with work.

If your nuts aren’t roasted preheat the oven to 350. Melt a tbsp of coconut oil or butter flavor coconut oil and mix it with a tbsp of maple syrup (optional) and a pinch of pumpkin spice and sea salt. Roast for about 5-6 minutes until just golden.

Stir nuts and cranberries into rice. Top with lemon zest. I also added coconut flakes which matched very well with it, but by the time i added it the sun was gone so I didn’t have a good pic of it.

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